Tag Archives: Phil Fortunato

The release of sexual predators and prisoners with substance use disorder

By tracyellis | Published on May 25, 2023

Dealing with prisoners after they’re released from custody is the impetus behind bills from Senators Phil Fortunato and Chris Gildon.

One measure aims to protect the public from them, while the other looks to protect them from themselves.

SRC On Air: Sen. Phil Fortunato on The Lars Larson Show

By tracyellis | Published on May 24, 2023

Sen. Phil Fortunato talks to Lars Larson about Gov. Inslee’s veto of the budget proviso that would have required the state to notify residents when sexually violent predators are placed in their communities.

Emotional speeches on new hard drug possession law and Governor Inslee vetoes accountability

By tracyellis | Published on 

The state Legislature passed a bill in a special session that the Governor signed into law making hard drug possession a gross misdemeanor with the goal of getting people who suffer from substance abuse disorder into treatment. Two state Senators, Republicans John Braun and Ron Muzzall, spoke on the bill, not just as lawmakers, but also as uncles.

Governor Jay Inslee vetoed several budget provisos that would have improved government accountability. Senators Braun and Phil Fortunato react.

SRC On Air: Sen. Phil Fortunato on The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH

By tracyellis | Published on April 21, 2023

Sen. Phil Fortunato talks to Jason Rantz about Democrat policies to increase taxes, distribute abortion pills, ban guns, coddle criminals, and require clergy to disclose what is said to them in confession.